New Orleans Saints QB believes that the coaches involved in the team’s bounty scandal have been silent (with the exception of Joe Vitt) for a reason: They’re afraid they’ll be punished further for speaking out against their punishments.
"I have pretty good knowledge and feel like I've been informed that a lot of those coaches feel like there are further sanctions that are being held over their heads if they don't quote-unquote cooperate with the investigation," Brees said on Dan Patrick's radio show. "Even though punishment has already been levied on the coaches and already been determined ... I think they feel if they speak out on behalf of the players, that's being held over their head."
In other words - go to your room, take your punishment, don't talk back and I may let you join us at the dinner table.
Brees could be onto something. It was reported that there have been rumblings that Gregg Williams wanted to express remorse over the bounty program in the hopes Roger Goodell would be more likely to reinstate him. Sean Payton could similarly be tight-lipped, hoping for a return in 2013.
"The facts that have been presented so far," Brees said, "do not match the punishment that has been levied."